Red Line

By - 2/18/18 - 12:09 pm

Good thing we didn't have any real flooding today, no? Robert Fallon shows us the cascading water in the Broadway Red Line stop around 10 a.m., the result of a water-main break.

By - 2/15/18 - 7:16 pm

The Globe reports people tried telling the train driver, but the emergency intercom system didn't work, either.

By - 2/15/18 - 10:20 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Alewife due to a train that keeled over at Porter Square.

By - 2/13/18 - 5:47 pm

Today's slog hour on the Red Line is brought to you by a flatlined train near Park Street.

By - 2/12/18 - 8:38 am

The MBTA reports its managed to dispose of the train that died near Porter Square, but that there are still "minor" residual delays because of it.

By - 2/9/18 - 6:32 pm

A train that died near Davis on the Red Line at the height of rush hour caused exactly the sort of delays and crushed riders on platforms that you'd expect.

By - 2/8/18 - 5:57 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of signal problems between Harvard and Central.

By - 2/7/18 - 8:05 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays on the Red Line caused by a train that gave up the ghost near JFK/UMass.

By - 2/7/18 - 3:42 pm
Jose Nunez

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man they say grabbed a woman from behind as she went up the escalator at the Broadway Red Line station Monday night.

Read more.

By - 2/6/18 - 8:47 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line from Ashmont, left over from before they hauled a dead train off the tracks.

By - 2/2/18 - 6:05 pm
Waiting for a train at Kendall

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that came to an early end at Park Street. Spinfire shows us the crowd around 5:30 p.m. at Kendall - after a full train had just pulled out.

By - 1/31/18 - 9:14 am

The Red Line had two dead trains (at Park and North Quincy) and signal problems at Alewife during the morning rush.

The Green Line had signal problems at Kenmore.

By - 1/29/18 - 8:42 am
20 minute delays in Quincy

The sign says it all at Quincy Center. Photo by Amy Reinhart.

UPDATE: After hauling away one train carcass, the T reported another train, headed inbound, died at South Station.

The work week got off to its usual start on the Red Line when a train took its last breaths at Central, and now riders are stuck in what the MBTA calls "moderate" delays. It's no better in the other direction: Read more.

By - 1/26/18 - 8:43 am

A Red Line train breathed its last at JFK/UMass, but the MBTA reports the train has gone to that repair shed in the sky and now everything's back to normal.

By - 1/25/18 - 7:34 pm
Icicles in Quincy Center Red Line station

Karen Adams shows us the Quincicles now hanging from the ceiling above the platform at the Quincy Center Red Line station:

This icicle situation inside (yes, inside) the Quincy Center MBTA is a total disgrace. It’s been like this since the morning commute. Hope my fellow residents get home safely without taking one of these to the skull (or slipping on the ice-coated platform)

The MBTA promises to investigate.

By - 1/25/18 - 10:16 am

Marc Ebuña shows us an inbound Red Line train that was barely able to get out of Harvard Square because the incline past the station proved just too tough. The train finally realized that no matter how many times it muttered "I think I can, I think I can," it really couldn't and had to be taken out on a stretcher at Central Square. And now the MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays.

By - 1/22/18 - 8:54 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line due to a train that at least had the decency to die at Ashmont, where it could be quickly pushed out of the way.

By - 1/19/18 - 9:38 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays from a Red Line train that couldn't make it up Savin Hill.

By - 1/19/18 - 9:58 am
Move your butts, people

Andrea had occasion to ponder that question while on the Red Line this morning.

How do we get through to the challenged commuters who won’t move to let people on or off the T? They actually think they’re in the right.

By - 1/18/18 - 12:25 pm

Pretty much as soon as the T got that dead train out of the way at Davis, another train died at Alewife, so the delays are still severe.